Internet fraud: EFCC nabs cleric, 27 others in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday, arrested 28 persons including a cleric suspected to be “Yahoo-Yahoo boys” in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.

The arrest, which was effected at Mandate Area, Ilorin, by operatives of the EFCC Ilorin Zonal Command, followed intelligence on the activities of fraudsters operating in the area.

The anti-graft agency said preliminary investigation revealed the identity of the suspects to include a cleric, twin brothers, 6 students of various tertiary institutions, mining operators and a host of other specialized private individuals.

Those arrested according to a press statement signed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwuajaren, included Toheeb Albarka, a cleric; Lambe Kehinde and Lambe Taye, twin brothers; Francis Stephen, Olabode Yusuf and Musbaudeen Akorede who trade in dog selling respectively.

The statement said that six undergraduates of various tertiary institutions in the state including Moshood Okunola, Kayode Aderemi, Ayobami Olorunfemi, Paul Ayomide, Agboola Marvellous and Adebisi Olatunde were also arrested.

Other suspects, the statement said, also included Olaleye Solomon, Miner; Akinade Samuel, Computer Technician; Damilola Shagaya, Real Estate Developer; Muhammed Awal, Graphic Designer; Adam Mubarak, Anti-Money Laundering Analyst; Ogundiran Nathaniel, Tiler; Jamiu Ishola, Printer; Dauda Tunde, Plumber; Abdullahi Sikiru, Bet Naija Agent; Kasali Afeez Adegoke, Website Developer; Jordan Adeyinka, Wears/Shoe Dealer and a driver, Ojeniyi Boluwatife.

The rest were Adedamola Samson, Olarewaju Adisa Taofeek, Adewale Oloro and Omogbolahan Ibrahim

Items recovered from the suspects upon arrest included 10 exotic cars, different brands of laptops and cell phones, printer among others.

He said that the suspects would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations by the EFCC.

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